By Nita Keswick, Quilt staff
DATELINE: ARMINTA STREET
There’s an exciting new arrival on Arminta near Jordan — and it really is something to “crow” about!
Meet “Heisenberg” — the lively pet rooster of Canoga Park resident Radek Murta.
“F_ckeen...my cousin? He in County til November...? So he give him to me before he had to go an’ shit. He called him ‘Spongebob.’ F_ckeen stupid name. I changed it to ‘Heisenberg’ because this rooster, he’s f_ckeen bad-ass, you know?”
It certainly seems Heisenberg knows — and agrees, as the spritely bird begins squawking and fluttering aggressively towards the Canoga Park Quilt photographer who wandered too close to an upcycled car tire laying in the middle of the dirt yard.
“Heisenberg, calm the f_ck down!” the 19-year old father of three admonishes his feathered friend as he gulps the last of a Monster energy drink and wings the empty can at him - which the pugnacious poult leaps to avoid but then surprisingly settles into a murmur of low clucking. Radek erupts in a staccato of laughter.
|Jarik Murta, currently recover-|
ing from his injuries. Staff photo.
A neighbor negotiating the sidewalk with a walker ambles by and calls out to Murta.
“Hey, young man, this has to stop! That rooster wakes up the entire neighborhood at quarter to four every morning!”
“Ha ha ha ha! I know, he’s f_ckeen like a alarm clock an’ shit! Heisenberg, he’s f_ckeen bad-ass!”
|Unidentified Arminta Street resident|
credits the rooster for its consistency,
precision and punctuality. Staff photo.
Having said his piece, however, he doesn’t press the issue and continues on his way, seemingly defeated. Murta, glowering darkly, watches him go.
“F_ckeen old man. Heisenberg’s a f_ckeen rooster an’ shit. That’s what he does, yo,” the fiercely protective pet owner grumbles. “F_ck the neighbors!”
It certainly seems that here on Arminta Street, newest resident Heisenberg is already cock-of-the-walk!